WWE: John Cena Announces Retirement, 2025 to Mark His Final Year in Professional Wrestling

John Cena, one of the most popular professional wrestlers of the last two decades, announced his WWE career as a competitor will come to an end in 2025 and WrestleMania in Las Vegas will be his last.

WWE: John Cena Announces Retirement, 2025 to Mark His Final Year in Professional Wrestling

US wrestling superstar and actor John Cena announced retirement from in-ring competition in 2025, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) said in a post on social media platform X on July 7. 

“John Cena announces retirement from in-ring competition, stating that WrestleMania 41 in Las Vegas will be his last,” WWE said. 

Tonight, I am officially announcing my retirement from the WWE,” Cena declared during the most heartbreaking promo of his career. WWE Head of Creative Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque shared a touching video clip on social media platform X, featuring him and Cena hugging backstage, with the caption 'The Greatest of All Time.

Cena began his wrestling career in 2001 and debuted in WWE in June 2002, quickly becoming one of the most decorated superstars in the company’s history. He was the face of WWE during the ‘Ruthless Aggression’ and PG eras.

Since 2018, Cena has taken on a part-time role in WWE to focus on his film career, similar to his rival Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Despite this, he has made brief returns, including a recent appearance at WrestleMania 40, where he helped Cody Rhodes defeat Roman Reigns for the WWE Championship.

Cena’s retirement announcement was made on Monday Night Raw, which will soon move to Netflix. His retirement marks the end of an era in WWE, leaving fans nostalgic for his presence in the ring. Cena has promised to deliver his best performances in his final matches, which fans eagerly anticipate.

The move of Monday Night Raw to Netflix signifies a new chapter for WWE, expected to bring fresh opportunities for the show. Cena’s legacy will continue to inspire future wrestlers, and fans will always remember his immense contributions to WWE.

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